Agricultural Crown Land

The Manitoba government encourages sustainable use of Crown land for multiple uses. Crown lands suitable for agricultural use may be leased for grazing, haying or annual cropping, depending on the capability of the land.

Through a careful planning process, land use and watershed specialists determine how parcels of Crown land may be used, the intensity of use and how different parcels may be developed. Working together, they ensure that goals for water quality and quantity can be achieved within watershed boundaries.

The Agricultural Crown Lands Advisory Board provides a forum for the discussion of policy and operational issues with agricultural Crown land users. This committee:

  • reviews policy and procedures regarding agricultural Crown land use
  • reviews and evaluates the current formula used to determine the rental rates
  • participates in determining the forage rental rate


The Agricultural Crown Lands Leasing Program administers leases and permits and promotes improvement of agricultural Crown lands.

The Agricultural Crown Lands Appeal Tribunal considers appeals from anyone unhappy with a decision regarding the management and administration of agricultural Crown lands.

Manitoba Agriculture Farm Production Advisors provide advice on farm production using agricultural Crown lands. Crown land district offices are noted with an asterisk on the Manitoba Agriculture Office page.